It always seems like I am taking one step forward and two steps backwards. A solo life keeps me extremely busy. All of the household tasks are my complete responsibility. If I slack off, there is nobody else to rely upon. Nobody. I am trying to rebuild a life at the age of 62 (soon to be 63). It takes effort. It takes time. And I struggled mightily, physically and emotionally, to take care of myself for two months with a broken right foot.
Needless to say, blogging time remains limited. I am wrestling with real life. I recently joined a new church. I'm doing some volunteer work. And, you know that I have been venturing out for a couple of photography trips, despite physical limitations. After 33 years of being half of a couple, I am learning to lead a singular life. I’m not happy about it. But I’m doing it. What other choice do I have? None, zip, nada.
I feel that I have much to say and share. However, I lack the time and dedication to get the words nailed down and published. And by the time I get through my daily to-do list, there is very little time left for visiting all of you. I hope you understand.
Will the chaos of my widow life ever settle down? I simply don’t know.
Would you believe that it took me two weeks to organize and go through my Wyoming photos? Oh boy, that was an exercise in frustration. The Adobe Bridge portion of Photoshop CC was not cooperating. The program and my computer were freezing up within five minutes every time I sat down to go through the file the images. I have absolutely no patience these days to put up with cantankerous digital devices. I had to get up and walk away, rather than break down and cry. But I finally had enough spare time and patience yesterday to do some internet sleuthing to determine how to cajole the program to behave once again. The solution was very obscure. But I ended up fixing it without having to resort to a lengthy phone call with Adobe technical services. I breathed a big sigh of relief…
So now I can once again start working on post-processing some of my new images. I think I have a few humdingers in the mix. Let’s cross our collective fingers.
I’m going to try (with emphasis on the word try) to resume posting a "photo of the week." If the self-appointed task becomes overwhelming, I’ll stop. Your encouragement and good wishes are always appreciated, of course!